Youth & Family Programs
Donations to the Annual Fund generously support the education, restoration, and exhibition programs of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Travel back in time to experience the life of a lighthouse keeper with hands-on, interactive activities. Participants receive a tour of the lighthouse, try on the clothes and duties of a traditional lighthouse keeper, hear stories about lighthouses from the past, play lighthouse-themed games and puzzles, swear the oath of an official Hooper Strait Light Keeper. Program is available Fridays & Saturdays April, May, June, September and October.LEARN MORE
The Museum’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp is a half-day long, hands-on Bay-focused program for kids ages 4 to 9 where children learn about the Bay firsthand through activities, stories, games and crafts. Sea Squirts Summer Camp runs during the months of June, July and August. Scholarships are available.LEARN MORE REGISTER FOR SEA SQUIRTS SUMMER CAMP NOW
Children ages 4-9 can fill their Saturdays in February with two hours of fun-filled and challenging hands-on games, arts and crafts, that blend STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with the arts.LEARN MORE REGISTER FOR STEAM TEAM NOW
Rising Tide teaches students entering grades 6-9 basic boatbuilding skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program inspires participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support during these crucial years of development. The program encourages students to be more prepared academically to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building, and project management.
Join CBMM shipwrights in the boatshop for a family experience helping to complete Pintail, a 25’ Draketail under construction, restore a canoe, and start a new build in 2017. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.REGISTER NOW
Family Activity Backpacks
Families with young children can now use an activity backpack for exploring the Museum. Designed for children 3-6 years old, activities in the backpacks include games, puzzles and props to encourage play and hands-on exploration within four of the museum’s exhibits, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. The backpacks can be reserved at CBMM’s Welcome Center during a visit, and are offered free with the museum’s general two-day admission.